Ascendance

Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts is a nonprofit studio coming soon to the downtown Renton, WA area.

In House Workshop - August 22nd
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

In House Workshop - August 22nd

Basics of Choreography

Wanting to put together a dance piece, but stumped as to where to start? Join Tara as she talks you through a few formulas and tips you can apply to create your perfect piece. Geared for the total choreo newbie, this workshop is perfect for those looking to take the PSO stage, create something for our Winter Showcase/Open House, or for any other performance event.

Bring notebooks and pens for note taking. Handouts will be provided.

Tara has been dancing, performing, and choreographing for over 25 years and is excited to share her experiences and insights.

Members can register for this workshop for FREE! Class package holders may use a class to pay for this workshop. Everyone else is welcome to drop in for $29.
Preregistration is required

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In House Workshops - August 29th
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

In House Workshops - August 29th

Handstands!

Thursday, August 29 7:30 - 8:45pm

Are handstands on your list of achievements to unlock? Then join April for the perfect primer to help you understand the mechanics and find your perfect balance point! We will cover the fundamental techniques to find balance on your hands with drills that can be done anywhere to gain the necessary mobility and strength. 

Wear something comfy to move in and come prepared to sweat! 

Members can register for this workshop for free. Class package holders may use a class to pay for this workshop. Anyone else is welcome to drop in for $29. Preregistration is required.

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Carly Jane Workshops
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

Carly Jane Workshops

We’re so excited to host this insanely talented artist!

Carly is a pole artist, aerialist, and handbalancer based in Utah. She has been teaching and training in flexibility and hand balancing for over 10 years, and has been competing and teaching as a pole artist for 4 years. Journeys never end, they only change and evolve; Carly has evolved from back yard flipping, to gymnastics, rock climbing, yoga, contortion, aerial silks, hand balancing, dance, and pole artistry. Carly’s style is a combination of these elements from her past, creating an animal like movement quality. Never stop exploring and expanding your movement.

Competition titles
2018 USPDF Professional Champion
2017 Pole Theatre USA Drama and Overall
2017 Pole Art America Elite
2016 Pole Theatre USA Art professional
2016 PSO Nationals professional
2016 Pacific Pole Championships pro 2nd
2015 National Aerial Pole Art Allstar 2nd

Join us for workshops with Carly!

November 16th

Flexy Fluid 2:15 - 3:45
Fluid flow and flexibility tricks on rotating pole. Learn how to create the illusion of flexibility in tricks or dive deeper into tricks you may have never thought you could do. All flexibility levels suitable for this class and designed for those that can comfortably invert aerially and leg hang.

This workshops is for the Intermediate to Advanced student (L3 +)

Primal Instinct 4:00 - 5:30
Whether you’re a creepy, sexy, lyrical, or have no idea what style dancer you are, come explore the more primitive side of your movement. Find your authentic movement with floorwork that will focus on opening your hips and shoulders. This class will involve shoulder rolls, knee spins, and animalistic dancing.

No previous dance experience necessary; bring clothing to cover your knees, feet, and shoulders. Heels always welcome but not required. This workshop is for all levels

Acrobatic Basework 6:00 - 7:30
Work your acrobatics at the base of the pole with this fusion of gymnastics, arm balances, and dance elements. Add some style to your entrances and exits from the pole, play with fun balancing variations and low static flow.

This workshop is all levels and a progressional based class

Preregistration is required. Workshops are $65 each.

Carly is also available for a limited number of private lessons. Email Hello@ascendancestudios.org to request yours.

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Holding Space: Black Pole Experience
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Holding Space: Black Pole Experience

Please join us in our a space to learn a bit of pole, hang out, and make a few new friends. This event is free, black hosted, safe, and loads of fun! No prior pole experience required

The first hour will be devoted to a intro to pole for those who've never tried. The rest of the evening will be Jam and play time for all levels. We're so excited to have Tinkk Holt here to lead this event.

Register with ticket link provided to help us with headcount and keeping track of waivers. Space is limited. Looking forward to dancing with you soon!

For any questions, please email Hello@ascendancestudios.org

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Ascendance @ Renton River Days Parade
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Ascendance @ Renton River Days Parade

Join us during the Return River Days Parade Take a break after the parade to by pop into the studio before attending other River Days Events. We’ll have our doors open to meet old and new friends, show off the studio, answer questions, and sell some thirsty quenching beverages. If you’ve been curious about what we’re all about, come stop by!

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In House Workshop - July 26th
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

In House Workshop - July 26th

Pole Doubles Workshop with Duo Ascend!

7:30 - 8:45p

Have you always wanted to try Pole Doubles but don't know where to start? Join Ashlee and Yael, AKA Duo Ascend, who will take you through a doubles inspired warm-up, get you comfortable communicating and connecting with your partner, and begin to explore partial weight-bearing doubles shapes. Have a partner? Great, sign up together! Don't have a partner? Never fear, just sign up solo and we'll take turns practicing with each other.

Prerequisites: Intermediate and Advanced Level. Must have a solid basic invert and  be comfortable with inside and outside leg hangs. This requires considerable strength and comfort on the pole. We recommend this for upper level L2 and up. 

Members can register for this workshop for FREE! Class package holders may use a class to pay for this workshop. Everyone else is welcome to drop in for $29.
Preregistration is required

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Ascendance @ Summerfest
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Ascendance @ Summerfest

We’re very excited to be coming back to Summerfest this year. We’ll be setting up our Lyra and Pole for demos, teaching a few spins, and will be available to answer questions and sell classes.

Celebrate summer with your Renton Community! Enjoy music in the park, local art vendors, a beer garden, food trucks, family-friendly outdoor games and activities, plus a movie in the park at dusk! This event is open to everyone! Come for the fest and stay for the Outdoor Movie in the park starting at dusk.

Check out http://rentonsummerfest.com/ for more event details and photos from last year!

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Ascendance @ Return to Renton Car Show
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Ascendance @ Return to Renton Car Show

Join us during the Return to Renton Car show! Take a break from viewing some gorgeous vintage cars by popping into the studio. We’ll have our doors open to meet old and new friends, show off the studio, answer questions, and sell some thirsty quenching beverages. If you’ve been curious about what we’re all about, come stop by!

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Tinkk Holt Workshop - Dance for Polers
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Tinkk Holt Workshop - Dance for Polers

Join us for a special workshop with Tinkk Holt - 2019 PSO Emerald Pole champion!

Students will learn transitions on and off the pole using dance technique. Working with basic ballet foundations to help build core strength and balance. Isolations are covered to build fluidity and musicality. Basic spins, leaps and floor work off the pole are also taught to add to your pole repertoire.

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Holding Space: Free Pride Pole Class & Jam
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Holding Space: Free Pride Pole Class & Jam

Please join us in our safe space to learn a bit of pole, hang out, and maybe make a few new friends. This event is FREE, QUEER-HOSTED, and SAFE!

If we haven’t met you yet, please consider joining our family (for *at least* a day)!

Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts is a non-profit pole dance studio located in downtown Renton, WA. We aim to serve a diverse community by providing a supportive and safe space to build self-esteem and empower artistic expression.

We are an inclusive community that welcomes EVERYONE regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, fitness level, dance experience, or favorite ice cream flavor.

*Prior pole or dance experience is NOT required to attend, or participate*

Pre-Registration to this free highly encouraged. This will help us prep the space for you and keep track of waivers.

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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

In House Workshops - June 16th

You asked, we answered! Join us for Spin Pole Workshops with Maggie Nation.

Beginner Spin Pole
2:00 - 3:15
Is spin pole something that you want to add to your skillset but you're not sure how to get started? Then join us for this Intro to Spin Pole workshop! Spin Queen Maggie will start you off with some spins and tricks that you are familiar with on static, and then show you how to access them gracefully and safely on spin. We will cover the mechanics of spin, how to take off and control your speed, tips for managing the dizzies, and you will leave with a few beautiful and achievable combos to add to your repertoire. 

This class is perfect for students in Levels 1 and 2 who are comfortable with climbing and sitting on static.


Intermediate Spin Pole
3:30 - 4:45
Are you hungry for more spinning pole? We've got you! This class picks up where our Intro to Spin leaves off, we will explore more intricate tricks and combos, dealing with various entries into inverts and how to string together more tricks into longer, stronger spinning pole passes.

Students should be comfortable descending into inversions on static and able to climb and sit on spin.

Members can register for this workshop for free! Class package holders may use a class to pay for this workshop. Everyone else is welcome to drop in for $29.
Preregistration is required

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Cleo the Hurricane Trunk Show
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cleo the Hurricane Trunk Show

Cleo the Hurricane Trunk Show!

Saturday June 15th 1-6pm

With a full range of fun colors/color effects and sizes from XXS-XXL, Cleo's shorts are a favorite of polers everywhere! We have ordered samples in a variety of styles and colors so that you can find your perfect fit.

Mingle and enjoy light refreshments as you shop the selection of pole shorts. We will be taking orders at the event, and samples will be available for purchase afterwards. Save on shipping and get access to Studio Only styles by ordering through Ascendance. Shorts are priced at $22 - $37.

Hope to see you there!

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Phoenix Kazree Workshops
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Kazree Workshops

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Signature Tricks, Transitions and Combos with Phoenix

Fri 6/14/2019

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Room: Studio A

Is "Titanic" on your list of pole moves to accomplish? Phoenix Kazree's Signature Tricks and Transitions is where you will learn all four versions of it. Along with floor to pole transitions, more signature tricks, creative ways to enter and exit classic tricks, and so much more.

This workshop is geared for Intermediate to Advanced dancers (upper L2 - L4). 

Spin Static, Spin Spin with Phoenix

Fri 6/14/2019

7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Room: Studio A

This workshop focuses purely on spinning, both on static and on spin modes. (Spin Static) Learn spin combos on static that will take you 720 degrees around the pole. Learn static spins that end in mounting the pole to continue trick passes. (Spin Spin) Explore and experiment with approaching and mounting spin pole other than step and climb. Learn how to take off in both directions as well as working the spin pole with single arm holds.

This workshop will be geared toward beginner-intermediate dancers (Pole L1-L3), but even the most advanced students will find something new to master. 

About Phoenix:
Her dance training includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance School, Joffrey Ballet, The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and 2 years on scholarship with Bella Lewitzky. Before discovering pole, Phoenix had been been dancing professionally and teaching dance since graduating high school. She traveled the Americas with the touring company of a hit Broadway show for 13 years (The Lion King!). She now enjoys her career as an international pole champion, instructor, competitive coach, and choreographer.

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In House Workshops - May 24th
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

In House Workshops - May 24th

Join us for May’s Workshop -

Handstands!

Friday, May 24th 7:30 - 8:45pm

Are handstands on your list of achievements to unlock? Then join April for the perfect primer to help you understand the mechanics and find your perfect balance point! We will cover the fundamental techniques to find balance on your hands with drills that can be done anywhere to gain the necessary mobility and strength. 

Wear something comfy to move in and come prepared to sweat! 

Members can register for this workshop for free. Class package holders may use a class to pay for this workshop. Anyone else is welcome to drop in for $29. Preregistration is required.

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In House Workshops - April 19th
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

In House Workshops - April 19th

We're introducing In House Workshops starting April 19th!

These workshops will be free for our Members as a membership value add. Not a member? No problem! You can still join by signing up with your existing class package or by purchasing an individual class.

These workshops will be special skills or focuses that you might not otherwise experience during the week and will be lead by our team of wonderful instructors. This month we're featuring a Chair Choreo Workshop and a limited spot Intro to Silks class with Cynthia.

Sign up with the ticket link or using your MB Branded App under the Workshops Tab.


Chair Choreo
Learn a sassy chair dance routine that you can practice and perform anywhere! You'll start with a sexy warm up that will tone and sculpt, then transition to learning a fun flirty routine with some sizzling chair moves. No experience required. Come ready to have fun!

Intro to Silks
Come try out a taster of Aerial Silks in this special workshop. You'll begin with some aerial conditioning using the floor and hammocks and then will be introduced to basic climbs, locks, hangs, and wraps on the silk. Class size is very limited, so snag your spot today. 
Please wear leggings and bring a long sleeve tee for this workshop.

Members can register for this workshop for free. Class package holders may use a class to pay for this workshop. Anyone else is welcome to drop in for $29. Preregistration is required.

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Open House and Showcase
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

Open House and Showcase

Come check out the studio, learn about our offerings, and watch some student performances. Enjoy some light refreshments and meet some of our friendly staff who will be on hand to answer questions.

If you've ever been curious to know what we're all about, this event is perfect for you! Already a student? Come support your friends and enjoy a fun night out!

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Ladies Night with RDP
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Ladies Night with RDP

Renton's Downtown Partnership is putting together a Ladies Night and we're a participating sponsor of this event!

We'll be hosting an open house and some sample classes for you to dip your toes into the studio, but be sure to check out all the other fabulous classes and events (including a Cocktail Crawl!) going on downtown. There's even special discounts on hotel rooms to really make an evening out of this!

Aerial Yoga from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Beginner Pole Dance from 4:30 - 5:30

The first 100 registrants will receive a fabulous Ladies Night Goodie Bag!

Register through the Renton Downtown Partnership's Eventbrite link to join in on a class or other fun event. No registration required if you'd like to just swing by and say hello - we'll have friendly staff on hand to answer questions.

Learn more here: https://rentondowntown.com/happenings/ladiesnight/

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Suwasit Workshops at Ascendance
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Suwasit Workshops at Ascendance

Join us for workshops with Suwasit!

CHAIR-OGRAPHY (chair dance workshop)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop takes you through the art of seduction as you learn how to incorporate sexy choreography with the chair as your main prop/apparatus/dance partner. $75

FLOOR F*CKERY (pole and floor dance class)

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop you will learn sexy low flow floorplay, sassy strut, exotic choreography, and filthy floor f*ckery!

Artists are encouraged to embrace their sexuality, femininity (no matter how you identify), and find confidence in expressing themselves in a sensual way. $75

Pre-registration is required.

Suwasit is also available for private lessons and coaching - email hello@ascendancestudios.org to get started.

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